Narrative:An Antonov 26 cargo plane, operating on a flight for DHL, crashed into the sea just off the shore near Libreville Airport (LBV). The airplane came to rest submerged with the top of the tail sticking out of the water. All three crew members and single passenger, survived the accident.
|Date:||Monday 6 June 2011|
|Operating for:||DHL Aviation|
|C/n / msn:|| 7504|
|First flight:|| 1978|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||2,3 km (1.4 mls) S off Libreville Airport (LBV) ( Gabon)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Port Gentil Airport (POG/FOOG), Gabon|
|Destination airport:||Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL), Gabon|
The airplane had departed Port Gentil Airport (POG) at 09:47 on a flight to Libreville (LBV) where it was expected to land at 10:22. During the approach phase the pilot reported problems with the hydraulic system and announced that the flight would perform a go around. Shortly thereafter, the aircraft crashed into the sea.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Port Gentil Airport to Libreville Airport as the crow flies is 149 km (93 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.